Monday, December 9, 2013


This is a bit old, but here's a couple 'snaps' of what the arm looked like before it was repaired and after the dressing was removed. Inside is 6 bolts and a plate. Two weeks plaster splint and gauze. The bandages were black which i was told is normal. It seemed like a lot of blood. Bruising on the underside of the arm was hard as a rock as it was filled with blood.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Bike Racing

Been a while. Lots going on since last post.
Three big things to note: I broke my arm, it seems I'm morphing into a cyclist, and we added another member to our family.
First, the new addition. Our youngest was born January 21, 2013 and we named her Dora after my wife's grandmother. For those of you keeping score at home, that's three girls with no more kids to come. In 13 years I will have a 19 year old daughter, a 17 year old daughter, a 14 year old daughter and a 51 year old wife. I'm scheduled to begin my Ironman training in 2026.
Second, I spent more time riding my bike than running this year. Well, that's not technically correct, but I 'raced' 5 times on my bike ( 3 CX races and two fondo type long rides) registered for the Test of Metal but had to miss it due to injury and only raced one running race this year. I partially blame RunningGunner's bad influence, but in reality it's mostly because
3) I broke my arm, more specifically my olecranon, basically the tip of my elbow. I fell off my bike commuting home and broke the end off. 6 bolts, a metal plate and a few weeks recovery had me good as new. I've almost got full use back but cant quite straighten it all the way and likely wont be able to again.
I have some gnarly pics of the arm and some adorable pics of my little girl. I'll try and make a point of posting some of each this week.
Off to St. Louis on Wednesday for Thanksgiving. Looking for ideas of things to do and good run route from those in the know.